Insensitive Jokes

Last weekend, my brother was wearing a smart, blue-striped shirt. One of his friends joked about it, saying he looked like the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. He’s been told this before and laughed it off. But it has put him off wearing the shirt in the past.  These kinds of jokes are inappropriate. That goes [...]

The Metaphors We Use

In my writing and day-to-day conversations, I’m trying to be more conscious of the language I use. For example, a couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called ‘Frozen’. I decided to change the original title ‘Paralysed’ because I thought it was quite ignorant. I first remember having a similar conversation with my [...]